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Invasive Species Awareness Week

Posted: April 19, 2021

Learn more about damaging invasive forest pests threatening our trees and forests during Manitoba’s invasive species awareness week (April 18 – 24).

During this week we are reminding everyone what is at risk. Emerald ash borer, a forest invasive species, was found in Winnipeg in 2017. To slow the spread of emerald ash borer, it is illegal for any firewood, regardless of species, to be taken out of the city of Winnipeg. Fortunately, this insect has not spread across the province yet, but this forest invasive species puts Manitoba’s abundant planted and natural ash trees at risk.

Don’t move firewood! As the public prepares for summer camping, everyone is reminded to not move firewood and to purchase firewood as close to your camping destination as possible. Many forest invasive species can travel in firewood hidden under the bark.  

To learn more:

https://gov.mb.ca/forest/forestry/forest_health_renewal/index.html

https://gov.mb.ca/forest/forestry/forest_health_renewal/firewood.html

https://gov.mb.ca/forest/pubs/forest_lands/health/emerald_ash_borer.pdf

 

 

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